By Meg Mumford
Routledge functionality Practitioners is a sequence of introductory courses to the most important theatre-makers of the final century. each one quantity explains the historical past to and the paintings of 1 of the most important impacts on 20th- and twenty-first-century functionality. Bertolt Brecht is among the world’s such a lot profound members to the idea and perform of theatre. His tools of collective experimentation and his specific framing of the theatrical occasion as a discussion board for classy and political swap proceed to have an important impression at the paintings of functionality practitioners, critics and academics alike. this can be the 1st booklet to mix: an review of the foremost sessions in Brecht's existence and paintings a transparent rationalization of his key theories, together with the well known rules of Gestus and Verfremdung an account of his groundbreaking 1954 creation of The Caucasian Chalk Circle an in-depth research of Brecht's sensible workouts and practice session tools As a primary step in the direction of severe figuring out, and as an preliminary exploration earlier than occurring to extra, fundamental examine, Routledge functionality Practitioners are unbeatable worth for today’s scholar. Meg Mumford is a lecturer in Theatre and function reports on the college of recent South Wales, Australia. She has released largely almost about Brecht’s theatre and modern appropriations of his conception and perform.
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Brecht belonged to the ‘Hollywood nineteen’, a group who opposed the Committee’s inquisitional methods and sought to expose HUAC as violating the American Constitution’s First Amendment, guaranteeing freedom of speech and belief. To this end they devised a strategy of fudging the question about Communist Party membership, in the expectation that they would then be able to ﬁght HUAC in the courts for transgressing the Constitution. Unlike most of ‘the unfriendly nineteen’, Brecht was in the lucky position of being able to declare that he had never been a Communist Party member.
Moreover, epic breadth and multiplicity are replaced by an Aristotelian preservation of the unities of time, space and action: all the events unfold within Carrar’s home while the ﬁctional time frame – the approximately 45 minutes that elapse between her placing a loaf of bread in the oven at the opening and her ﬁnal exit with both the baked loaf and riﬂes – corresponds to the length of the play’s performance. This dramaturgy encourages the audience to experience the world from the characters’ perspectives in an uninterrupted present tense, and to become emotionally involved in Carrar’s transformation.
A LIFE OF FLUX 21 22 A LIFE OF FLUX The type of intervention required to kick-start the revolution remained debated. Brecht’s declaration in the mid-1930s, that his epic theatre was for philosophers who ‘wished not just to explain the world but also to change it’, suggests that the cultivation of a revolutionary consciousness was his preferred mode of intervention (BT 72). PISCATOR AND OTHER REVOLUTIONARY EXPERIMENTS Of the Berlin practitioners involved in epic art, it was the founder of documentary theatre, Erwin Piscator (1893–1966), who was the most inﬂuential in turning Brecht towards an openly political theatre.